Hi, my papercraft friends,
We have our 2nd new challenge happening over at the Papercraft Business Challenge blog. We’d love for you to join us in the fun.
This month our theme is: Anything Goes w/option Something New.
The winning prize is: Magnolia Doohickey Die – Romantic Tag
The ladies in the PB Design Team have done an awesome job with their projects that I’m sure you’re going to love! If you need some inspiration to get your creative groove going, take a look at what they’ve achieved with our January challenge!
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Altenew Spring Daisy Card
I created a new card using the theme of our new January challenge – Something New. To me this was about getting out of my comfort zone & learning something new.
So I purchased a stamp that I wouldn’t normally buy. I love all the cute & adorable stamps out there, but this time I wanted to challenge myself by using a floral stamp. Usually I avoid buying floral stamps because flowers look beautiful at the best of times & I wasn’t sure if I could create something that would do them justice.
Pin it & save it to one of your boards for inspiration later.
The Flower Image:
To challenge myself even further, I decided that I didn’t want to have a general stamped black image for this card. I wanted something different that would make the daisies look as delicate as possible while trying a new technique that I hadn’t used before. So I decided on using embossing powder & heat embossing the image. hoping that this would give me the results I was looking for.
I began by choosing one of the daisy stamps from the Altenew Spring Daisy stamp set & inked it up with Versamark Watermark ink. I double stamped it onto Xpress It Blending card using my stamping tool. Afterwards I sprinkled on the Ranger white embossing powder & heat set it with my heat tool.
The idea was to create a cluster of daisys together rather than having one standing on its own. So I created two more daisies which gave me three altogether. I then cut them out using the Altenew Spring Daisy dies. Next, I did the same with the leaves.
Normally I would use Copic Markers to colour my image, but due to the ‘Something New’ challenge, I wanted to try my hand at colouring with Ranger Distress Inks. I thought it was going to be difficult but to my surprise, it was incredibly quick & easy.
I only wanted two colours for the daisies, pink & yellow, but used four different Ranger Distress Inks so that I could add a little depth & shading to the flowers. The colours I used are Victorian Velvet, Spun Sugar, Mustard Seed & Scattered Straw. For the leaves, I used Evergreen Bough.
The Card Base
The Centre Piece
I trimmed another piece of white cardstock down to size of 6 3/4″ x 4 3/4″ using my paper trimmer. I adhered the daisies & leaves into place with foam tape to create a little dimension to the card. After doing this I wanted to add some colour to the background. I did this by blending the Ranger Evergreen Bough Distress ink with my blending tool onto the centre piece cardstock. I started blending from the outside in making sure I left some white space around the daisies & leaves.
I created the sentiment with the ‘Hello Gorgeous’ stamp that was included in the Altenew Spring Daisy Stamp Set. I used Memento Tuxedo Black Ink to create the sentiment, then re-stamped over the top with Versamark Watermark Ink & then heat embossed it with Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder. I added some lace which I found in my craft stash.
A card wouldn’t be complete without it’s own envelope. So I created an envelope using my Envelope Punch Board & some pretty design paper from my craft stash which co-ordinates with the card very nicely.
Want to create the card yourself?
Below are the essential items that you will need.
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- Altenew - Spring Daisy Stamp
- Altenew - Dies - Spring Daisy
- Tsukineko - VersaMark Watermark Ink Pad - Clear
- Tsukineko VersaMark Watermark Ink Pad - Clear
- MISTI Stamping Tool
- We R Memory Keepers - Envelope Punch Board
- 28 Lilac Lane - Premium Sequins - Silver Lining
- Ranger - Embossing Powder - White
- Marvy Embossing Heat Tool
- Ranger - Distress Ink Pad - Victorian Velvet
- Ranger - Distress Ink Pad - Spun Sugar
- Ranger - Distress Ink Pad - Mustard Seed
- Ranger - Distress Ink Pad - Scattered Straw
- Ranger - Distress Ink Pad - Evergreen Bough
- Fiskars - 12 Inch Premium Portable Trimmer
- Scor-Pal - Scoring Board -
12 x 12
- Kaisercraft - Foam Tape
- Ranger Ink - Mini Ink Blending Tool
- Ranger - Mini Ink Blending Tool Replacement Foams
- Hero Arts - Embossing Powder - Clear
- Kaisercraft - Lucky Dip - Double Sided Tape
Have you created with the Altenew Spring Daisy Stamp Set yet?
Let me know in the comments below & share the link to your project so I can check it out.
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